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A map is a graphical representation of a geographical actuality.  However, though some maps are more representative than others, no map is absolutely correct.  The maps on this site are not exempt from this rule.

Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park – map index and information Irishtown The Monk Welsh Village Kalimna Park Fryerstown Columbine Creek Loop Track Italian Hill Shicer Gully

Index

The Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park, CDNHP, stretches some 25 kilometres north to south in Central Victoria, Australia.  CCM provides nine topographical maps that cover the bulk of the park.  The individual map pages can be accessed by clicking on the image on the right, by using the 'Castlemaine Diggings' dropdown menu in the header or by using the adjoining map arrows on the individual map pages.


Hazards

There are numerous mine shafts and other hazardous structures within the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park.  Travellers should take care.


File formats and data

Each map can be downloaded as a PDF file.  The intended print size for each map, with the exception of 'Loop Track' is A3.  The nominal print size for 'Loop Track' is A4.

Information on the use of KMZ and GPX files with Google Earth and GPS units can be found via the Appendices dropdown menu in the header.


The Great Dividing Trail and The Goldfields Track

Maps available on this site include sections of The Great Dividing Trail and The Goldfields Track.  The CCM maps, however, are intended to be broad coverage bushwalking guides and are not specifically directed to those two major tracks.  Comprehensive information for travellers intending to use those tracks is available from the Great Dividing Trail and Goldfields Track websites.


Community groups associated with the Castlemaine Diggings

Some of the groups that CCM has interacted (positively!) with, in preparing the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park maps, are:

Connecting Country,
the Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club,
the Friends of Kalimna Park and
the Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests.

Resources accessed in preparing the Castlemaine Diggings maps

The principal resource is simply boot leather; if a road or track within the CDNHP (and many of those outside the CDNHP) is indicated on a map then CCM has walked it.  Other resources that have been used in the construction of the maps are:

Great Dividing Trail website (planning),
Goldfields Track website (planning),
DELWP Mapshare (cadastre, road and track data to be developed),
Victorian Government Data search (contours, water courses),
Google Earth (timber coverage),
Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park Management Plan (geographical names) via Parks Victoria and
Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park Note (geographical names) via Parks Victoria.

Updated: 14/1/19       site management